Now that’s an interesting title isn’t it? Why would you want to use a payphone at all in this age of technology and progress when you can get the new iPhone or the new android and enjoy all the capabilities that come with it? We cover that and more in this article.
Firstly, payphones are still a relevant technology.
Yeah they’re not as good as smartphones but for smartphones you have to pay an expensive monthly fee in order to use them. And by use them I mean text and call other people, not browse the internet as that will set you back a ridiculous amount. Last I checked Rogers was selling it’s cheapest data service for around 60$ US month for a 250 mb. Really rogers?
But I digress; the importance of the usage of payphones lies in the fact of its symbolism to the factual state of the city. The payphone was the first public phone to be used in masses and brings us back to a simpler time. The time where you can say whatever you want without anyone getting offended, the time where there were only 2 genders and the time where people were chiller. But most importantly it was a time where we, the baby boomers grew up and have now stored all of our memories and nostalgia. That is something that you do not want to be gone and thus, you should still use the payphone from time to time.
Secondly, they’re cheap.
If you’re low on income, the payphone is a great option as well cause it ranges anywhere from 10-15c per minute and thus if you only make 2-3 calls a month there’s no point in paying 30-40 dollars for something of such little use. Additionally you don’t need to buy any new smartphones to carry with you as they tend to be pretty expensive if you’re getting one with some solid features. I mean if you’re getting a smartphone might as well just go for a Samsung and if you’re getting a Samsung might as well just go for edge 7 plus seeing and the exploding note 7 has now been discontinued.
Finally, something that you should consider is the fact that the payphone is still pretty much everywhere and if you need to make a call you can just look around and find one at your disposal. Pretty much nobody uses it too so you don’t have to wait for anyone to finish making their call and proceed to yours.